BAE Yards Busy with PSV Newbuilds, Ship Repairs

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
BAE Systems’ Mobile shipyard is adjacent to the 42 foot deep ship channel on Mobile Bay with direct access to and from the GOM.

BAE Systems continues to support the offshore energy market as it expands new construction efforts and maintenance, repair, overhaul and conversion operations at its shipyards in Mobile, Ala., and Jacksonville, Fla.
Earlier this year, BAE Systems began construction on the first of two platform supply vessels for GulfMark Americas, Inc. The 300-Class DP2 vessels are designed by MMC Ship Design and Marine Consulting, Ltd. of Poland and will be based on similar platform supply vessels currently under construction for GulfMark abroad. The green vessels will be U.S. flagged and will support the anticipated future demand in the Gulf of Mexico offshore market and other areas around the world and will be delivered in 2014.
The company also commenced construction on two of the four platform supply vessels it’s building for Jackson Offshore Holdings, LLC. The vessels, which will support multiyear contracts in the Gulf of Mexico for Jackson, will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 x 60 ft.. Deliveries are scheduled for 2014 and 2015.  
“There are numerous opportunities in the oil patch and a host of shipyards that can meet the demand,” said Richard McCreary, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards. “However, our customers recognize our commitment to safety and quality and our reputation for high-quality workmanship meets their stringent requirements.  Dealing with a large stable, financially strong organization such as BAE Systems is equally important.”
The company’s Mobile shipyard is adjacent to the 42 foot deep ship channel on Mobile Bay – providing direct access to and from the Gulf of Mexico and major shipping lanes.
The Gulf Coast operation is an established expert in blue-water ship repairs and conversions, including those from commercial fleets, cruise ships and vessels that serve the U.S. defense cargo market.
The shipyard also has experience in the repair and conversion of drilling rigs and semi-submersibles serving the offshore energy industry. It offers drydock and heavy-lift capacity for the largest ships trading in and around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region with significant pier space, industrial fabrication capability and marine fabrication equipment and systems.
The Jacksonville yard is located two miles from the Atlantic Ocean, at the intersection of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

(As published in the September 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)

  • Two dump scows for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company  under construction in Mobile.

    Two dump scows for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company under construction in Mobile.

  • Jackson Offshore Operators  PSV under construction at BAE Systems  in Jacksonville, Fla.

    Jackson Offshore Operators PSV under construction at BAE Systems in Jacksonville, Fla.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

Dutch Yards May Need to Rethink Contract Structures

Rotterdam-based law firm AKD said a recent decision of the Dutch courts means that shipyards in The Netherlands may no longer be able to rely on the right to retain

Andrews to Lead CWind’s O&M Division

Lee Andrews has been appointed as CWind’s new global head of operations for maintenance and asset management (O&M) services.   Andrews joins CWind from Siemens

Seaspan Shipyard's Prompt Response to Canadian Coast Guard

Seaspan Shipyard’s long-standing relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard was proudly showcased in recent days, with simultaneous repair and maintenance work

News

Cathelco BWTS Receives AMS Approval

Cathelco Ltd. has received Alternate Management Systems (AMS) acceptance from the U.S. Coast Guard for their ballast water treatment system.   AMS acceptance

Hagel Resigns as Defense Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago.

Ferus Smit to Launch Newbuild Bulk Carrier

Ferus Smit will launch newbuild general bulk cargo vessel Arklow Brave on Friday, December 12, in Westerbroek.   Arklow Brave is the fifth vessel in a series

Vessels

An Efficient Addition to a Strong Fleet

Cvitanovic towing of Belle Chasse, Louisiana has taken delivery of a fourth vessel for its fleet of highly efficient Lugger-style tugs. Built at the Rodriguez yard in Bayou LaBatre,

Ferus Smit to Launch Newbuild Bulk Carrier

Ferus Smit will launch newbuild general bulk cargo vessel Arklow Brave on Friday, December 12, in Westerbroek.   Arklow Brave is the fifth vessel in a series

LR to Class Maersk Supply Service Anchor Handlers

The six vessels (plus four options) placed in the Norwegian yard will be assigned Lloyd’s Register (LR) class notations 100A1, Offshore Supply Ship AHTS, Fire Fighting Ship 1 (2400),

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1793 sec (6 req/sec)